2012 Opinion Articles

Better Value and Better Health

The Australian Financial Review 6 November 2012   By Rohan Mead Group Managing Director, Australian Unity   Largely hidden by the glare of attention on whether the recent Mid-Year Economic...

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Praise for Indigenous Core Values

The Australian Financial Review 15 October 2012 By Jennifer Westacott Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia As a member of the judging panel for this year’s Indigenous Governance Awards, I’ve...

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Health and Education Not Exempt from Cuts

The Daily Telegraph 24 September 2012 By Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia In the past two weeks we’ve seen some very tough decisions made by state governments in...

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A Servant to Short-Termism

The Australian 21 September 2012 By Jennifer Westacott Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia. This is an edited extract of a speech titled ‘Restoring a High-Performing Public Service’ by Business...

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Time to Put in Hard Yards for China

The Australian Financial Review 12 September 2012 By Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia The Australia in the Asian Century White Paper should attach a high priority to what...

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Get Costs under Control or We’ll All Be Poorer

The Australian 7 September 2012 This is an edited extract of a speech Business Council of Australia Vice President Graham Bradley delivered to the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia conference. Asked about...

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Resources Growth Can’t Be Taken for Granted

The Australian Financial Review 24 August 2012 By Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia We have seen a number of announcements this week about scaling back or deferring investment...

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Media Curbs Go Down a Dangerous Road

The Australian Financial Review 26 July 2012 By Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia Changes to media regulation being considered by the federal government highlight the risk of reactive...

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IR Isn’t Working So Let’s All Fix It

The Australian 20 July 2012 By Jennifer Westacott Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia Business wants to work with government to raise wages by boosting productivity AUSTRALIA’s workplace relations system...

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